My new adopted cat Luna hasn’t done any of the three things listed above she’s hiding under my bed and growls and hisses whenever she sees me or my feet if she doesn’t eat within 24 hours should I be attempting to get her back in the carrier and return her? Or are there some ways I can help her other than just leaving her alone
It is scary for a cat to come to a new place and she will need some time to get over this.
Place food and water close to where she is hiding,but not in a corner of the room,she does not want to be cornered when she is as scared as she is now.
Place her litterbox in an area where she have the option to escape in atleast two directions if possible remove the lid of the litterbox(you can move the food and litterbox after she gets more comfortable in her new home).
Do your best to leave her alone for atleast two hours before you check in on her to see how she is,She needs to calm dow at her own pace.
She will most likely eat and drink when the night comes and your house is quiet,If she does not start eating and drinking by tomorrow you need to take her to a vet.
Try not to stress her or yourself this will end well for you and your cat,just give her the time she need.